Francis Donald Hardy MBA ’66,78, passed away on March 8, 2010 in Reno. He was born in Brooklyn, New York on March 15, 1931 to Frank and Lillian Hardy. Don grew up in the Seattle, Wash. area and joined the United States Air Force in 1953. In the Air Force, he was a pilot flying B-47’s for the 33rd Bomb Squadron, 22nd Bomb Wing out of March Air Force Base, in California. After his military career, Don continued his education by receiving a Bachelor of Science degree at St. Louis University Parks College of Aeronautics. He went on to work on the Titan Solid Rocket Motor program for United Technologies. It was at that time he received his Master’s Degree in Marketing and Finance from Santa Clara University. Don continued working at United Technologies until his retirement in 1984. He then relocated to the Tahoe area and started a new venture in real estate. He successfully began Incline Investment & Associates, selling real estate and brokering loans for local residents. He later moved to Reno and continued his business in real estate. Don was a devoted and loving father and is survived by his children, Carrie (Burke, VA), Leslie (Seal Beach, CA), Mary (Santa Fe, NM), and Michael (Las Vegas, NV). He left behind four grandchildren, Matthew, Lauren, Michael and Alexis. He is also survived by his first wife, Dolores, his three brothers, Bob, Bill and John and his two sisters, Kathy and Virginia and numerous nieces and nephews. Don was preceded in death by his second wife, Carol, and his parents. 

08 Nov 2018